Keeping you Informed


Registration Open for August Exercise Classes

Good morning to our valued members!

The Centre had reopened this past Monday for dining, pool playing, and using the fitness equipment. Now it’s time to get our exercise classed going! We started registration on Wednesday for those who had their April classes canceled due to the lockdown and we are now opening registration for the rest of our members!

Classes will run for 4 weeks, starting August 3rd. Please note that Monday classes will not be held on the Civic Holiday (Aug 2nd) but will start the following week and run for 4 weeks.

Classes held at the WAAC must have a minimum of 7 participants to be held. Classes held at Trinity United Church must have a minimum of 8 participants to be held.

Distancing restrictions are still in effect, even for those who are fully vaccinated, so all classes are capped at 10 participants (except Drumming, which holds a maximum of 7 due to equipment needs).

The cost is $16 per session (4 weeks @ $4 each per class).

To register or if you have any questions, please call Victoria at 519-627-6224 or email

See you in the Centre!

fitness, Uncategorized

Outdoor and Zoom Exercise Classes in July


We have not had enough participants register for the July sessions. Rather than cancel the classes, we will be pushing the classes back by 1 week to allow for an extension for registration. As such, the new registration deadline is now Friday, July 9th by 4pm.

All classes will now be pushed back 1 week and start the week of July 12 instead of the 5th. Jeannette will still not be available the week of the 19th.

The new dates are as follows:

Original Message:

Yes, you read that right! While we may not be able to have you back in the Centre yet, we are able to offer exercise classes outside and over Zoom!

We are so excited to be able to get our members participating in our exercise classes again! The WAAC will be offering four different outdoor classes; Urban Poling, Essentrics, Chair Yoga, and a Low Impact fitness class designed specifically for older adults! In the case of light rain, classes will be held under the concession pavilion. In the case of heavy rain or thunderstorms, a make-up class will be scheduled.

We are also thrilled to be able to offer our first every ONLINE classes, with our new dance instructor, Karen Parent! These classes will take place on the Zoom platform and can easily be done from the comfort of your own home!

Contact Victoria either by phone at (519) 627-6224 or by email at to register or for more information. Registration closes this Friday, July 2nd 9th. Please note that classes must have a minimum of 7 participants to be held.

Outdoor classes

Urban Poling with Fran Mondays, 10:30-11:30
Class will run for 4 weeks
$16 for the month for members

Poles can be signed out from the Centre. Call to reserve your set today!

Essentrics with Jeannette
Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30
There will not be a class July 20th
Class will run for 3 weeks
$12 for the month for members

Please bring your yoga mat. It is also recommended that you bring a blanket to put between your mat and the ground.

Chair Yoga with Jeannette Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30
There will not be a class July 21th Class will run for 3 weeks
$12 for the month for members.

Please bring your own lawn chair.

Low Impact Senior Fitness with Jeannette
Thursdays, 10:30-11:30
There will not be a class July 22nd Class will run for 3 weeks
$12 for the month for members.

All outdoor classes will be at Glen Mickle Park from 10:30am to 11:30 am

Zoom classes

Zoom classes will include full instruction, videos of the steps (both to the music and to count) for you to practice between classes, and a full video of each class. The videos will only be accessible to those who have registered in the class via a private link.

Salsa Fitness with Karen
*New Class*
Tuesdays, 9:15-10:15
Class will run for 4 weeks
$16 for the month for members No partner required!

Line Dancing with Karen Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30
Class will run for 4 weeks
$16 for the month for members

The Centre has a very limited number of tablets available to loan if needed.

Meet Our New Instructor

Karen Parent is a retired high school teacher, mother of 5 and grandmother to 11 grandchildren.
Karen is the co-owner of Rhythm of the Night Dance Studio in Chatham. She and her husband, Randy, have been teaching ballroom dance for more than 15 years, first as assistant teachers for Opal Ballroom Dance before opening their own studio when their teachers retired. When Karen discovered there were a lot of women out there who wanted to dance, but couldn’t find willing partners, Karen added Salsa Fitness and Line Dancing to the studio’s class lineup.
Welcome to the WAAC, Karen!


Centre Closure Due to Provincial Shutdown

Just a little while ago, Premier Doug Ford announced that Ontario has pulled the COVID-19 Emergency Brake and the province is once again going into shutdown. This newest shutdown is to last from Saturday, April 3rd until Friday, April 30th.

What does this mean for you?

  • The Centre will be closed until we are out of shutdown. Victoria will be available to answer inquiries via phone or email Monday to Friday from 8:30 to 4pm.
  • All pool playing sessions are canceled.
  • All exercise classes are canceled. For those who have already paid for April sessions, please contact Victoria in the office at 519-627-6224 to make arrangements to pick up your refund.
  • Sue’s Kitchen will be closed. She will be taking Frozen Food orders, which will be available for pickup only on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8am until 11am. Please call 519-359-6832 to place your orders.

Our website and Facebook page will continue its regular posting schedule, as well as posting any relevant updates. Be sure to follow at or for the latest.

We will be working hard to prepare to reopen the Centre as soon as possible once the shutdown is over. Know that in the meantime, we are thinking of you and sending our warmest thoughts to you and hope that you all stay safe and healthy in this trying time.


WAAC Board of Directors and Administrative Coordinator


Holiday Hours

Photo by Du01b0u01a1ng Nhu00e2n on

Please be advised that the Centre will be closed on the following dates for the holidays:

Thursday, December 24, 2020
Friday, December 25, 2020
Friday, January 1, 2020

Wishing you peace, love, and joy this holiday season and throughout 2021.

Best wishes from the Wallaceburg Adult Activity Centre!



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Countdown to Christmas

Nature, Uncategorized

The Wonders of Nature – Add Diversity to Your Garden

Today’s Wonders of Nature is a little bit different. Rather than show off some of the wonderful photographs of local nature, we thought we would share a video from Birds Canada about how to go about adding diversity to your garden.

“We all have different preferences. Some people like rural cottages, and some prefer city-life. Some people enjoy the beach, while others prefer to stay indoors. Many birds also have different habitat ‘preferences’, and by adding diversity to your garden, you may be able to see more species visit your home, while also providing a safe space for them to dwell.” – Birds Canada

Video via Birds Canada

If you have any photographs you would like to see featured on our Wonders of Nature posts, send them to Victoria at today!


Programs and Activities Update!

The WAAC is getting more activities up and running. I have added a calendar here for the activities that will be held in September at the Centre.

Highlights include:

Pepper:                Mondays 9:30-11:30am, Wednesdays 9:30-11:30am, every other Wednesday
evening (Sept 8th & 22nd), Fridays 7:00-9:00pm

Euchre:                Thursdays 1:30-3:30pm

Karaoke:              Every Monday 6:30-9:00pm – starts Labour Day, September 6th!

Trivia:                   Every other Wednesday night (Sept 15th & 29th) 7:00-8:30pm

Wii Bowling:       Wednesdays 1:30-3:00pm

Pool:                     Pool sessions continue every morning

Footcare is also starting up again. Denise Kinny, RPN, will be at the WAAC on September 14th to take care of your footcare needs. Cost is $25 for members, $30 for non-members. Call Victoria at 519-627-6224 to book an appointment.  

Registration for most exercise classes has closed, but Jeannette’s Drumming with Pool Noodles and Essentrics are both still open for registration as they start on the 13th. We have also received approval from the VON to restart their exercise classes. Mikki will be running classes at the Centre Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:30-11:30. We will be taking registrations for a 3 week Wednesday session (15th, 22nd, 29th) and a 3 week Friday session (17th, 24th, Oct 1). The cost is $12 for members or $24 for non-members. Due to COVID-19 spacing restrictions, preregistration is required.  

Just a reminder that the WAAC will be closed Monday for Labour Day. The Karaoke program will run Monday night. Sue’s Kitchen will be closed Labour Day Monday, and Tuesday, September 7th. She will be open for business as usual at 8am on Wednesday, September 8th.

If you were a member in 2020, your membership ha been extended until the end of 2021. If you aren’t sure if your membership is valid, call Victoria at 519-627-6224.

We can’t wait to see you all back at the WAAC

Thinking Thursdays, Trivia

Thinking Thursdays – Wuzzles

Wuzzles? What are Wuzzles? I’m glad you asked. Wuzzles (also called Bamboozables) are word puzzles. They are a saying or phrase that is made up of a display of words, in an interesting way. The object is to try to figure out the well-known saying, person, place, or thing that each Wuzzle is meant to represent. They are usually presented in a box, but not always (and sometimes the box is used as part of the clue, but most of the time it’s just a box). My biggest hint is to think out loud and describe what you see.

Need an example? Here’s one for you:

Noon Good

The answer to this one is “Good Afternoon” and we know this because the word “good” comes after the word “noon,” so Good – after – noon. Good Afternoon.

Let’s see how many of the ones below you can guess correctly. I have 10 Wuzzles listed below, followed by a picture to separate the Wuzzles from the answers. Remember, no peeking allowed!











The Answers

  1. Count your blessings
  2. See you around
  3. Safety in numbers
  4. Final Frontier
  5. He’s on Cloud 9
  6. I’m in trouble
  7. Little did I know
  8. Ring Around the Rosie
  9. The Price is Right
  10. Step on the gas

Don’t forget to tell us how you did in the comments below!

Thinking Thursdays, Trivia

Thinking Thursdays – Riddles and Brainteasers

It’s time again for our Riddles and Brainteasers post for the month. Last month’s post really got your brain working out. Hopefully, today’s questions have you testing your mental agility again! As usual, we will post the 10 riddles below, then the answers, with a graphic separating the two, so hopefully you will notice if you start to scroll too far (but I won’t tell anyone if you cheat and peek at the answers!)

Don’t forget to tell us in the comments how you did!

  1. One sunny afternoon, three men go for a ride on a hot air balloon over the Sahara desert. An hour into the trip, the balloon begins to lose altitude. A month later, someone found one of the ballooners laying on the desert sand dead, naked, and holding half a toothpick. What happened to him?
  2. A donkey travels a certain distance each day. Strangely enough, two of its legs travel 30 miles each day and the other two legs travel nearly 31 miles. It would seem that two of the donkey’s legs must be one mile ahead of the other two legs, but of course this can’t be true. Since the donkey is normal, how is this situation possible?
  3. Some say we are red, some say we are green. Some play us, some spray us. What are we?
  4. As I was going to St. Ives, I met a man with seven wives. Every wife had seven sacks, every sack had seven cats. Every cat had seven kittens. Kittens, cats, sacks, and wives, how many were going to St. Ives?
  5. The king dies and two men, the true heir and an impostor, both claim to be his long-lost son. Both fit the description of the rightful heir: about the right age, height, coloring and general appearance. Finally, one of the elders proposes a test to identify the true heir. One man agrees to the test while the other flatly refuses. The one who agreed is immediately sent on his way, and the one who re-fused is correctly identified as the rightful heir. Can you figure out why?
  6. A mother has three sick children. She has a 24-ounce bottle of medicine and needs to give each child eight ounces of the medicine. She is unable to get to the store and has only three clean containers, which measure 5, 11 and 13 ounces. The electricity is out and she has no way of heating water to wash the containers and doesn’t want to spread germs. How can she divide the medicine to give each child an equal portion without having any two children drink from the same container?
  7. A wealthy wise old woman feared that her daughter was lazy and as a result rather stupid. When the old woman died, her will stipulated that her assets were to be liquidated and a check was to be written for the full amount. The check was to be placed in one of three envelopes. The other two envelopes would contain a blank piece of paper. If the daughter could determine from the writing on the envelope which envelope contained the check, she would inherit her mother’s fortune. Otherwise, the fortune would go to the old woman’s favorite charity for animals. The daughter was not allowed to touch the envelopes. Her decision had to be made based on the writing on the envelopes. The daughter was told that only one envelope had a true statement and that the other two statements were false. The envelopes had the following writing: 1. This envelope does not have the check 2. This envelope has the check 3. The second envelope does not have the check. Which envelope should the daughter pick?
  8. Jack has 8 bricks. 7 of them weights the same amount and one is slightly heavier. Using a balance scale, how can Jack find the heavier brick in two weighings?
  9. What word starts with E and ends with E but only has one letter in it?
  10. A bus driver goes the wrong way on a one-way street. He passes the cops but they don’t stop him. Why?

The Answers

  1. As the balloon lost altitude, the men took off their clothes and threw them overboard to decrease the weight of the balloon. The balloon continued to drop so the men drew straws to see who would be forced to jump. The dead man in the desert drew the shortest one (the half toothpick).
  2. The donkey operates a mill and travels in a circular clockwise direction. The two outside legs will travel a greater distance than the two inside legs.
  3. Pepper
  4. One. The man, his wives, sacks, cats, and kittens aren’t going anywhere.
  5. The test was a blood test. The elders remembered that the true prince was a hemophiliac.
  6. Fill the 5 oz. and 11 oz. containers from the 24 oz. container. This leaves 8 oz. in the 24 oz. bottle. Next empty the 11 oz. bottle by pouring the contents into the 13 oz. bottle. Fill the 13 oz. bottle from the 5 oz. container (with 2 oz.) and put the remaining 3 oz. in the 11 oz. bottle. This leaves the 5 oz. container empty. Now pour 5 oz. from the 13 oz. bottle into the 5 oz. bottle leaving 8 oz. in the 13 oz. bottle. Finally pour the 5 oz. bottle contents into the 11 oz. bottle giving 8 oz. in this container.
  7. The daughter should pick envelope 1. If the check was in envelope 2, statements 1 and 2 would both be true. If the check was in envelope 3, statements 1 and 3 would both be true. If the check was in envelope 1, that would make statement 1 false, statement 2 false and statement 3 is the only true statement, making it the envelope with the cheque.
  8. First he split them in to piles of 3, 3, and 2 bricks. Then he weighs both groups of 3 with each other. If they balance he knows the brick is one of the 2 unweighed bricks and he can weigh them to find the heaver one. If the the stacks of 3 bricks do not balance, he will weigh 2 of the 3 bricks. If they balance he will know the brick left unweighed is heavier, or if they do not balance, he will find the heavier one.
  9. Envelope
  10. He was walking.

food, recipes


It is August in Chatham-Kent and we all know what that means – FRESH CORN!!! I absolutely love fresh corn on the cob and I will sometimes have it 2 or more times a week in August and September. I try to support local by getting it from farmer’s stands. It also tastes way better too. Having corn so often, I am frequently looking for new ways to serve it – not for myself (just salt and butter is all I need!) but for my family. This recipe is great because with just a few ingredients, you can really up your corn on the cob game! Charred over the grill and slathered in a homemade honey butter, this corn has layers upon layers of flavor thanks to sweet honey, spicy cayenne pepper and vegetable seasoning.


  • 1/2 cup (125 milliliters) (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons (30 milliliters) honey
  • 2 tablespoons (30 milliliters) vegetable seasoning
  • 1/4 tablespoon (1 milliliter) ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon (15 milliliters) cider vinegar
  • 4 ears fresh corn


  1. Mix butter, honey, vegetable seasoning and ground cayenne pepper in small bowl until well blended. Set aside. Remove husks and silk strands from corn.
  2. Grill corn over medium-high heat 10 minutes or until tender and lightly charred, turning occasionally.
  3. Spread butter mixture over corn. Serve immediately.
  4. Enjoy!

Recipe and image via Club House

As always, if you have a favourite recipe that you would like to share, email us at

Virtual Tours

Virtual Tour – Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)

One of the great things about living in Southwestern Ontario is that we have a world-class museum only a few hours drive away. I have been to the Royal Ontario Museum (or ROM) many times myself and always get so caught up in some of the exhibits that I end up rushing through the rest before they close for the day! And sometimes, it isn’t even the exhibits that get my attention, but the architecture of the building, the melding of old-world style building and ultra-modern pyramid-shaped additions. I hope you enjoy this virtual tour of one of the true gems of Ontario!

Video via A. Afram

As always, if there is a specific city or site that you want to have a virtual tour of, just let us know and we will do what we can to make it happen!

Thinking Thursdays, Trivia

Thinking Thursday – Name That Song #3

We are back with another Name That Song trivia post!

How does it work, you ask? We have posted a line or two from popular songs from the fifties onward. Your job is to guess both the song and the artist that the lyrics are from. Some are more difficult than others, but they are all lyrics from well-known songs. I’ve added the year the song was released to give you a little hint. How many can you guess correctly?

The answers will be listed below the questions with a picture separating them so you don’t scroll too far. No peeking though!

Don’t forget to leave a comment telling us how you did!

Ready….. Set…. GO!

  1. I held you, held you tight. ‘Cause I love, love you so. Promise I’ll never let you go (1956)
  2. Do you remember when we used to sing? Sha-la-la, la-la, la-la, la-la, la-la tee-da (1967)
  3. I’m gettin’ bugged driving up and down the same old strip. I gotta find a new place where the kids are hip. (1963)
  4. I will drive past your house and if the lights are all out, I’ll see who’s around (1978)
  5. “When you coming home, dad?” “I don’t know when, but we’ll get together then. You know we’ll have a good time then.” (1974)
  6. Life is a mystery. Everyone must stand alone. I hear you call my name and it feels like home. (1989)
  7. Her hair reminds me of a warm safe place where as a child I’d hide and pray for the thunder and the rain to quietly pass me by. (1987)
  8. Lyin’ on our backs and countin’ the stars where the cool grass grows (1987)
  9. And I’m here, to remind you of the mess you left when you went away (1995)
  10. Music hits me so hard, makes me say “Oh, my Lord. Thank you for blessing me with a mind to rhyme and two hyped feet” (1992)
  11. I remember it all very well, lookin’ back. It was the summer I turned eighteen. We lived in a one room, rundown shack on the outskirts of New Orleans. (1990)
  12. Every little thing I do never seems enough for you. You don’t want to lose it again, but I’m not like them (2000)
  13. If your callin’ ’bout the car I sold it. If this is Tuesday night I’m bowlin’. If you’ve got somethin’ to sell your wastin’ your time, I’m not buyin’.

The Answers

  1. In the Still of the Night – The Five Satins
  2. Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
  3. I Get Around – The Beach Boys
  4. One Way or Another – Blondie
  5. Cats in the Cradle – Harry Chapin
  6. Like a Prayer – Madonna
  7. Sweet Child of Mine – Guns and Roses
  8. Fishin’ in the Dark – Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
  9. You Oughta Know – Alanis Morissette
  10. Hammer Time – MC Hammer
  11. Fancy – Reba McEntire
  12. It’s Gonna Be Me – N Sync
  13. Austin – Blake Shelton

food, recipes

Healthy Fruit Pizza with Granola Crust

This fruit pizza is not your traditional fruit pizza recipe which consists of a sugar cookie crust and cream cheese filling. Instead, we make a delicious gluten-free granola crust with a lightened up Greek yogurt filling!

Fruit pizza with granola crust is so easy to make and the BEST Summer dessert! Naturally gluten-free crust with Greek yogurt and fresh fruit topping! You can swap out the fruits listed for your personal favourites. Healthy and sweet, this recipe is great for breakfast but also a great treat for dessert!


Serves 8

Granola Crust:

  • 1 flax egg (1 Tablespoon ground flax seed + 3 Tablespoons water)
  • 1.5 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/3 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons coconut oil melted
  • 1/4 cup agave or honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • pinch salt

Greek Yogurt Filling:

  • 1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt 
  • juice from 1/2 orange

Fruit Topping (suggestions):

  • 1 kiwi peeled and sliced
  • 1/4 cup fresh pineapple diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh mango diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh strawberries slices
  • 1/4 cup blackberries


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Make flax “egg”: In a small bowl, mix ground flaxseed with water. Let sit 5-10 minutes until it becomes gelatinous.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, mix all the ingredients for the crust.
  4. Press down into an even layer in a tart pan.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool completely before removing from the pan. You can put it in the fridge to speed up this step!
  6. Mix together yogurt and orange juice. Spread a thin layer on top of crust.
  7. Top with desired fruit and drizzle with honey (optional). Cut into slices and serve. Leftovers keep in the fridge for about 5 days.

Recipe and image via Mindful Avocado

As always, if you have a favourite recipe that you would like to share, email us at


WAAC Reopening Priorities Membership Survey

Now that Canada is getting more vaccinated and Ontario reopens, we are taking a look at what we want the WAAC to be going forward. We want the WAAC to be a safe place for you to gather with friends. We are looking at restarting a variety of our previous programs (pepper, euchre, bingo, trivia, etc.). We are also looking to the future and thinking about what new programs you may want to see.

You can help us out by completing our Reopening Priorities Survey so we can take your feedback into account as we reopen.

There are three ways you can complete this survey:

  1. You can follow the link HERE to complete the survey online
  2. You can download and print out the PDF of the survey below, fill in by hand and drop it off at the Centre
  3. You can pick up a copy at the Centre, fill in by hand and hand it in.

We appreciate all feedback and will take all recommendations into consideration. All answers will be kept strictly confidential. Thank you for helping make the WAAC the place you want to be.


Personal Items Pickup

As I was getting the Centre in tip-top shape for our reopening a few weeks ago, I came across many personal items that had been left at the Centre. They appear to have been left here when everything shut down in March of last year at the start of the pandemic. The majority of these items were running shoes, yoga mats, and other sports equipment. Due to spacing limitations and the need to keep everything sanitized, we cannot hold on to any personal items at the Centre. Please stop by the Centre to see if any of the items left here belong to you.

Any items still at the Centre on October 1st will be donated.

Virtual Tours

Virtual Tour – Luxembourg Gardens

Located in the heart of the Left Bank, Luxembourg Gardens is a 60-acre park known for its extraordinary public amenities, including fountains, sculpture, ponds, flowerbeds, tennis courts, pony rides, a marionette theatre, playgrounds, food kiosks and open-air cafés.

The Gardens came about as a result of Henri IV’s assassination in 1610. His wife, Marie de Medici, could not continue living in the Louvre with his memory. She had the Palais du Luxembourg and the surrounding gardens built to replicate her childhood home, Florence’s Palazzo Pitti.

The Gardens were completed in 1625, but did not reach their present dimensions until 1790. The park has been open to the public since the 17th century. The construction of nearby streets and avenues during the Second Empire reduced its size, but not its general appearance.

Some of the Gardens’ more notable features include the Medici Fountain, erected in 1861, and a bronze replica of the Statue of Liberty.

Video via Prowalk Tours

As always, if there is a specific city or site that you want to have a virtual tour of, just let us know and we will do what we can to make it happen!

Thinking Thursdays, Trivia

Thinking Thursdays – Movie Titles

Today we are going back to the movies again! Just like last time, I have posted posters from famous movies. But they have had their titles removed! Can you guess the movie from the poster? If you are a movie buff, you should do pretty well with today’s trivia challenge. If not, that’s ok. You should still manage to do pretty good. All movies are/were very popular, both at the time of release and today. As an added bonus, I also included the year the movie was released to help you out. Don’t forget to leave a comment telling us how you did!

  1. From 1941

2. From 1954

3. From 1962

4. From 1968

5. From 1970

6. From 1977

7. From 1979

8. From 1983

9. From 1989

10. From 1990

11. From 1997

12. From 2000

13. From 2009

14. From 2014

15. From 2018

The Answers

  1. Citizen Kane
  2. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
  3. Lawrence of Arabia
  4. Romeo & Juliet
  5. Love Story
  6. Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  7. The Jerk
  8. The Outsiders
  9. The Abyss
  10. Misery
  11. Contact
  12. The Perfect Storm
  13. 2012
  14. Interstellar
  15. A Quiet Place

Don’t forget to tell us in the comments how you did!


Crafts – DIY Sunhat

Do you love straw sunhats in the summer, but can’t find one that is the right colour and size combination? Accessories can make or break an outfit and on hot, sunny summer days, a hat is a practical accessory. but you can’t have just any hat. A baseball cap at a summer wedding just won’t do. Nor will a hat that clashes with your carefully chosen outfit. But what do you do when the stores only carry black, white, or tan hats and you love a punch of colour? Make your own! No really. Make your own. It is very easy and inexpensive to find woven straw placemats in a variety of colours. A little patience and a sewing machine and you can have a custom sunhat that you can brag to all your friends about. If you can wield a seam ripper and sew a straight stitch on a machine, you can do this! Follow the tutorial below to see how!

Video via Lu-Ann Skaggs

If you try your hand at making your own straw sunhat, send us an email at with pictures of your creation!

Thinking Thursdays, Trivia, Uncategorized

Thinking Thursdays – Wuzzles

Wuzzles? What are Wuzzles? I’m glad you asked. Wuzzles (also called Bamboozables) are word puzzles. They are a saying or phrase that is made up of a display of words, in an interesting way. The object is to try to figure out the well-known saying, person, place, or thing that each Wuzzle is meant to represent. They are usually presented in a box, but not always (and sometimes the box is used as part of the clue, but most of the time it’s just a box). My biggest hint is to think out loud and describe what you see.

Need an example? Here’s one for you:

Noon Good

The answer to this one is “Good Afternoon” and we know this because the word “good” comes after the word “noon,” so Good – after – noon. Good Afternoon.

Let’s see how many of the ones below you can guess correctly. I have 10 Wuzzles listed below, followed by a picture to separate the Wuzzles from the answers. Remember, no peeking allowed!











All Wuzzles from Thinkable Puzzles

The Answers

  1. Count Dracula
  2. Little House on the Prairie
  3. Incomplete sentence
  4. Space Invaders
  5. I see you understand
  6. Hold on a minute
  7. Hand it over now
  8. Jukebox
  9. Half sister
  10. Foreign Policy

Don’t forget to tell us how you did below!


Wonders of Nature

First, I need to apologize for the lack of nature posts over the last couple of weeks. We have been very busy getting the Centre to reopen (make sure to come say hi!) and sadly wasn’t able to make a few posts. Hopefully we can get back to our regular posting schedule now.

Secondly, look at these pictures!!! They come to us from 365 Days of Beauty on Facebook and they are stunning! All of the pictures featured in the slideshow below were taken locally by one of our members over the last few days. I hope you like them as much as I do!

Enjoy and remember to always see the beauty around you!


Draft and Sew Shorts in 1 Hour!

In this video Alisa shares how she drafts and sews these easy wide leg short/culottes for summer. This shorts pattern is so versatile! Use it to make these to wear out OR make these to wear at home as PJ shorts! You can dress the pattern up or down depending on your fabric and pattern choices. And because they are made based on your measurements, they will fit every time! The possibilities are endless when it comes to pockets as well. You can choose to do side seam pockets (directions included in this video) or patch pockets as well!

Video via Thoughtful Creativity – CRAFT, SEW, DIY

If you try your hand at making these summer shorts, please send us pictures. We would love to see what you have created!


10 Minute Tone Your Arm Workout

Who doesn’t want toned arms? I know I need to work on mine! Follow Schellea Fowler through a 10 minute toned arms workout for women over 50. You don’t need any equipment. This exercise is suitable for beginners and seniors. Get rid of flabby arms and batwings forever! Try this easy to follow workout on a regular basis and you will be on your way to creating toned arms that are strong and fabulous!

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You should always consult your physician or other healthcare provider before changing your diet or starting an exercise program. WAAC is not responsible for any accident or injury that may occur while undertaking these exercises.

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Strawberry Crumb Bars

These easy Strawberry Crumb Bars by Flavor Mosaic feature a buttery crust, sweet fresh strawberry filling, and crunchy butter crumb topping. They make wonderful dessert bars to take to a summer party, picnic, or potluck.


Makes 9 servings

  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup very cold butter, (8 Tablespoons or 1 stick of butter)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, chopped
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. 
  2. Place parchment paper on the bottom of the 8×8 pan that hangs over the side of the pan. (This is to make it easier to remove the Strawberry Crumb Bars after cooking.)
  3. In a medium bowl, stir together 1/2 cup white sugar, flour, baking powder and salt.
  4. Using a fork or a pastry cutter, cut the butter into the flour mixture. (VERY IMPORTANT:  Make sure the butter is very cold.) Work with the dough until the pieces are very small. Dough will be crumbly.  You can also pulse in a food processor to until you get pea sized crumbs.
  5. In a separate measuring cup or small bowl, beat an egg with a fork. Add the egg and vanilla to the flour mixture, and combine until you have a crumbly mixture.
  6. Pat half of the dough evenly into the bottom of the prepared pan.
  7. In another bowl, stir together 1/3 cup sugar and cornstarch. Stir in the strawberries. 
  8. Spoon the strawberry mixture evenly over the bottom crust.
  9. Crumble the remaining dough over the strawberry filling layer.
  10. Bake in a preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until top is slightly golden brown. (My oven runs hot and baked in about 38 minutes.)
  11. Cool completely before cutting into squares. I recommend refrigerating until ready to serve.
  12. Enjoy!